Things may be going downhill for running back Eddie Lacy in Seattle. However, we will always like Eddie Lacy.
He played well for the Green Bay Packers. And he played well for them even when he was overweight. We felt bad for him when coach Mike McCarthy publicly called him out for being fat following the 2015 season. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…
Since this all became an issue, Lacy has been constantly barraged with fat jokes and fat shaming on social media. Still today, every time Lacy posts something, someone will make a fat crack.
We assume that must be annoying, if not hurtful.
Lacy told ESPN that it is.
“I could pull up my Twitter right now and there would be a fat comment in there somewhere,” he says. “Like I could tweet, ‘Today is a beautiful day!’ and someone would be like, ‘Oh yeah? You fat.’ I sit there and wonder: ‘What do you get out of that?'”
“You just can’t shake it,” he says. “And no matter what, you can’t say nothing back to them. You just have to read it, get mad or however it makes you feel, and move on. I could be 225 and they’d still be like, ‘You’re still a fat piece of s — .'”
It’s also not funny.
Knock it off, you fucking dickwads.
Even though Lacy’s weight hasn’t been an issue in Seattle, he still hasn’t made an impact. In week 1 against the Packers, Lacy ran five times for three yards. That’s his line so far on the season, since he was a healthy scratch in week 2.
Rookie Chris Carson seems to have staked a claim to the Hawks’ No. 1 running back job. Thomas Rawls appears to be second in line. The team also has C.J. Prosise, who has been active both weeks, although he didn’t carry the ball in week 2.
Despite all that, the Seahawks still say Lacy is in their plans. Unfortunately, barring injuries, we don’t see him getting many carries.
Hopefully, Lacy eventually finds a place where he can be the guy because we still love to see him run.
McCarthy was simply trying to motivate Lacy. Since he had shown no type of self motivation before. Like others on here have said, it didn’t seem like he really gave a crap about his pro career, especially the last couple of years.
That being said, I still love the guy. Seems like a good dude, he was fun to watch those first couple of years. I hope he finds it in himself to either work to continue his career, or continue down another avenue in life that he is more passionate about. I wonder what percentage of these douchers cracking fat jokes are overweight from shoving brats and beer down their gullets?
Lacy apologists still piss me off. He earned the nickname Feast Mode
Poor kid. Is Lacy really whining to ESPN? Welcome to the end of your career Eddie. Holy shit.
It was the Seattle fans who named him feast mode.
It hurts Eddie? Don’t read it, or better yet…..lose the weight, your young and you’ve had a shit ton of people around you trying to help you. But it doesn’t work if you don’t want to help yourself.
If you choose to be a professional athlete, and reap all the benefits in life you’ve been provided with…then step up and be a man. Stop acting like the little boy pulling on Mommys skirt complaining the other kids are picking on you.
“I could be 225 and they’d still be like, ‘You’re still a fat piece of s — .’” – E. Lacy
I call Bullshit.
Seems to me awhile back, everyone was praising his ass when he got down to about 240 with Tony Horton.
Keep feeling sorry for yourself Edie.
He was a “bad fit” in Green Bay. MM doesn’t know how to use a bruiser running back. Eddie needs to be a featured back with way more than 10 attempts in a game. That is not the offense that MM uses. I am OK with that sort of offense, but apparently TT forgot about that when he drafted the big bruiser running back. Beyond that, I don’t know if his injury history with the Packers was caused by him carrying a few extra pounds or by him not carrying the football frequently enough to get his motor sufficiently warmed up. Either way, a promising rookie season fizzled pretty quickly.
A short story about MM when Lacy was drafted. I don’t think the Packers do it anymore, but during the Lacy draft the team had a camera in the draft room. I think it would refresh about every minute. You could kind of see if there was phone action in the draft room, who was coming in and out of the room, and who TT was in conversation. Just before Lacy was picked you could see MM standing and looking at what I think was a TV. MM had another coach next to him. Right after the Lacy pick you could see MM high fiving the coach with a big smile on his face.
Your probably right that MM did not know how to use Lacy, especially after Lacy was out of football shape and got to winded to stay on the field for long stretches. I am fairly certain from what I saw on the draft room camera that MM was as happy as a pig in shit when Lacy was drafted.
I don’t defend MM that often, but it’s probably hard to use someone correctly that is only committed to his career for 3 hours a week on game day.
More times than not, the scouting reports on players are more often right than wrong. Sometimes teams will ignore that and all the whispers about a player if he’s talented and roll the dice.
With that said, drafting Lacy was a win for Ted, despite the fact he didn’t work out. At least he drafted a player with talent, have to chalk that up as a win.
Lacy made it clear in several interviews. He plays football for money. The end.
He said his mission was to “Make it to that second contract” & “I want Frank Gore’s career”
Of course everyone wants money. But no mention of a superbowl & no motivation to get in shape. This guy sucks. A great rookie season & a talent that will eat himself out of the leage
Oh…BTW, congrats on the 2nd contract, fat Eddie. Thankfully it was not from GB & it was a cap hit to the SeaCocks